Frontier updates

Those wacky guys at Userland have gone and updated Frontier to 9.0. For those of us on Manila websites, the best thing about this update is that Lawrence collected all the change notes in one place (many of these things were released quietly in the past few months).

One of the cooler features that I hadn’t played with until today is the viewNewsItems macro. I was able to use it to finally give a more unified view of my old stories and my newer writing on my site navigation pages (the ones listed by name under “Navigation”). Now, on each page in addition to a link to the list of all news items there are the five most recent news items for that topic.

I may take advantage of this feature to add a “recent news” box on pages other than the home page. It allows use of custom templates, so I could run just headlines, change the typeface, etc. Maybe a project after I finish messing with OmniOutliner2OPML.